Aboriginal custody hotline expanded in bid to prevent further deaths

A 24-hour hotline for Aboriginal people in custody will be expanded to watch houses and prisons around the state, but advocates say the move is not enough to prevent further deaths in custody.

Key points:

·  WA has nation's highest level of over-representation of Indigenous people in the justice system

·  Hotline can be accessed by people in custody, family and friends

·  Advocates call for hotline to be run by independent Aboriginal organisation, not government

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